I bought my first Gateway desktop brand new out of the box with windows installed in 2004. I had so many problems as a hardcore newbie i gave it away in disgust. In the fall of 2017 I thought I would give computers another try so i bought a used lenovo x120e thinkPad with Ubuntu installed after windows was removed and I have not had one problem. Thank you so much to the Ubuntu/Linux community for giving this 43 year old newbie one last chance at gaining a little technological before im to old to use computers.
reminds me of an article from a few years ago:
Thanks chuangtzu! Great article. I don’t feel so alone. I do have one question. I have 17.04 and when i tried to update notified OS update i was prompted with:" Sorry this did not work. Installation of OS Update failed. DETAILS; apt translation returned result exit-failed. " I was wondering; Do I need an additional app to update OS? Would greatly appreciate any input on this matter. Thank you!
Or do I need to install 17.10 first because update is for 18.04? And also if I may…Can I just stay with 17.04?
17.04 is End Of Life.
check out the various options on the https://community.ubuntu.com/t/finding-help/712 page to get some help dealing with that.
You can search here or post a new thread: https://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=333
Personally, I always do a clean install for release upgrades, less chance of stuff going screwy.